Yaz complications and lawsuits

Both prescription and non-prescription medication can have adverse effects on users. Women in New York and the rest of the nation who use YAZ, a birth control pill created by Bayer Healthcare, should be aware of its side effects and the current lawsuits that are pending against the company who makes it. On the federal level, the high number of pending Yaz lawsuits has been consolidated in one court in Illinois.

Weight gain and nausea are two of the mild side effects that have been divulged by Bayer. However, many women who have taken the pill have experienced other serious health problems. They include breast cancer, blood clots, heart attacks and high blood pressure. Even though Bayer had alleged that these harmful side effects occur only on a very infrequent basis in young women, lawsuits have been filed by thousands of women or their surviving families because of the health complications that have occurred from using the drug.

The most frequent complaint featured in Yaz lawsuits is the occurrence of blood clots from drospirenone, one of the synthetic hormones used in the pills. Blood clots, which are masses of coagulated blood in an artery or vein, are two to three times more likely to occur in women who take Yaz and other medications that contain drospirenone.

While the clots themselves are not particularly dangerous, they can be the cause of significant and immediate health issues in women if they are developed in or travel to specific areas of the body. This can include strokes, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolisms.

A personal injury attorney may file a suit against a negligent drug manufacturer. The attorney may seek financial compensation on behalf of a client who has medical expenses and a reduced quality of life because of the ill effects of a drug.

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